In Conversation with New Original, Cindy Hulej

Part old soul, part innovator, part patron saint of guitars, fully a New Original – we were thrilled to get to talk with Cindy Hulej of Cindy Guitars. Having learned luthiery from a true master, Rick Kelly of Carmine Street Guitars, Cindy’s approach to her work drips with knowledge and passion. How did you get […]

STATE x Maxwell Sunglasses Win Design Excellence Award

Thanks to your votes, we are proud to announce that the STATE x Maxwell Reunion Sunglasses have won the Accessories Council’s prestigious Design Excellence Award in the Sun category. This collaboration with Maxwell has been extraordinary from the start. From learning how to collaborate during a pandemic via Zoom, to donating a portion of sales […]

Congrats to the First Opening Your Eyes Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the inaugural class of Opening Your Eyes Scholarship recipients: Genesis Opokularbi, Jaedon-King Fletcher, Aaron Nyambe, Melissa Bottex, JonChris Valerio, Anastacia Paul, and Diya Folia. We are so excited to see the impact these bright students will have in the optical industry in the years to come. STATE is proud to contribute a portion […]

The Fall Winter 2021 Collection

Explore the Latest STATE x Japan Styles The STATE x Japan Artisan Series combines the craft of Sabae, Japan and Chicago, USA. Sabae is where Japanese craftsmen created the world‚Äôs first titanium eyeglasses and developed a reputation for mastery that lives on today. In this collection, artisans from both Sabae and Chicago showcase their craft […]

Honoring Juneteenth – STATE to donate all online sales on June 19th to the Open Your Eyes Scholarship

O-YES artwork by @illprints; Open Your Eyes Scholarship founder, Tarrence Lackran, wearing Reunion Do good while you shop. We are celebrating Illinois making Juneteenth an official state holiday. In honor of Juneteenth, this Saturday, June 19, STATE will be donating all online sunglasses sales from¬†stateopticalco.com¬†to the Open Your Eyes Scholarship (O-YES). O-YES provides full scholarships […]

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